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endangered species seminar 4.3.11

The Endangered Species seminar took place on Friday 4th March 2011 at London’s Royal Festival Hall – the first of a series of international seminars. For more details please visit the Endangered Species website.

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A welcome from the Chair for the day, Susie Orbach. (duration 4’09″)

Susie is a psychotherapist, social critic and activist. Her first book looking at women and bodies was Fat is a Feminist Issue. Her latest is Bodies. She is the convener of AnyBody who are the organisers of the London Endangered Species Summit.

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A welcome from Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of the South Bank Centre. (duration 4’09″)

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Jo Swinson Lib Dem MP for East Dunbartonshire, Co-founder of Campaign for Body Confidence. (duration 12’16″)

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Abi and Emma Moore founders of the campaign and social enterprise, Pinkstinks. (duration 9’12″)

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Steve Byrne introducing Y-Touring who perform an excerpt from the play ‘Beautiful’ based on Susie Orbach’s book Bodies. (duration 10’34″)

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Annabelle Harris, youth ambassador from the charity B-eat. (duration 7’16″)

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Stephanie Ifill, member of AnyBody and designer for the Endangered Species Summit talks about the Stephanie Heart Project. (duration 14’46″)

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Susie welcomes audience back and introduces Emilia Telese, artist and writer. (duration 17’18″)

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Gemma Hallatt from Girl Guiding UK. (duration 7’11″)

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Wendy Hicks, artist / photographer. (duration 7’36″)

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Susie Orbach introducing Jane Czyzselska, editor of DIVA magazine and discussion panel. (duration 8’07″)

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Discussion and Panel. (duration 51’58″)

Intro: Jane Czyzselska, editor of DIVA magazine. Chair: Natasha Walter, author of Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism. Panel: Jane, Katherine Rake, OBE, CEO of The Family and Parenting Institute, Sasha Rakoff, CEO of lobbying and campaign organisation, Object.

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During the lunchbreak work by the artist Jessica Lagunas was played, courtesy of Rollo Contemporary Arts and one-to-one performances by Caroline Smith took place in the Royal Suite next door.

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About Endangered Species in New York presented by  Lela Zaphiropoulos, Luise Eichenbaum, Laura Kogel, Carol Bloom. (duration 12’14″)

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Sharon Haywood, Endangered Species Summit Coordinator for Buenos Aires. (duration 11’33″)

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Deirdre Cowman, psychologist and author working as Endangered Species contact in Dublin, co-author of the book ‘The Magnificent Toby Plum’. (duration 10’01″)

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Prof Dr Beate Wimmer-Puchinger, Executive Officer for the Women‘s Health Program in Vienna. (duration 12’00″)

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Natasha Devon introduces the campaign about body image, Body Gossip and members: Nikki Grahame, Zaraah Abrahams and Shannon Murphy. (duration 12’14″)

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During this break: The monitors featured a powerpoint presentation of Rachel Weaver’s make-up work celebrating beauty diversity – also the performance artist Caroline Smith did her catwalk as La Quim Fantastique.

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Mandy Toombs and Beth Taylor, musicians and founders of the Golddigger Trust. (duration 13’04″)

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Amelia Lee and Jayne Mugglestone introduce the work of Feminist Webs, an intergenerational enterprise to design and produce a ‘women and girls work space’. (duration 8’18″)

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Kirsten De La Horra Calomarde, Media Psychology lecturer at Saxion University in the Netherlands talks about her research. (duration 7’31″)

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Caroline Smith and Dr Paola Tubaro on their joint research project, Uncivil Bodies. (duration 7’45″)

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Debra Bourne, co-founder of All Walks Beyond the Catwalk. (duration 16’11″)

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Roanna Mitchell, Artistic Director of Endangered Species summit London. (duration 8’05″)

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Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey & Wood Green and Minister for Equalities. (duration 22’36″)

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Table and Panel Discussion. (duration 52’16″)

Chair: Susie Orbach. Panel: Lynne Featherstone, Rosi Prescott, Chief Executive of the international activity for health charity Central YMCA, Kiki Kendrick, Creative Consultant for Host Universal / actress/playwright Liberated Theatre.
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‘End-of-the-day’ summary (duration 3’07″)

A few final thoughts from the attendees and organisers…

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